Each song in your WorshipPlanning.com library can have various "arrangements" defined. By creating different arrangements, you can specify details to be different from that of the original song, while still keeping some of the details of the "master" song. For each arrangement, the following fields can be modified to be different from the other arrangements of the song:
- Arrangement name
- Artist or Arranged By
- Hymn Number
- Life-cycle stage
- Associated files
- Web links
- Songbook membership
- Song Mapping
The master song and all arrangements (a.k.a the "arrangement family") share the following song information:
- Song title
- Song Author(s)
- Copyright Date
- Song label / Admin by
- CCLI Number
Creating an Arrangement
Start by editing a song, either on the Songs Library page, or by viewing the song details then clicking the "Edit Song" button (if you have permission to do so). You'll see a green tab with the arrangements icon on the left edge.
Click that icon to see the arrangements for the song. If you've not created any arrangements yet, it will only show a "default arrangement" in the list. To create another, click the "Add Arrangement" button below the list on the left side.
When an arrangement is created, all the arrangement-specific information from the "Default Arrangement" is cloned to the new arrangement. You can now make any changes to need to make this new arrangement unique.
Specifying Arrangements in the Worship Flow
When adding songs to your worship flow, the arrangement selection comes after you’ve add the song. Once the song is added, if you need to select an arrangement other than the default, click the arrangement icon next to the name song name. This is also how you can add a new arrangement on-the-fly, if you need.
The selected arrangement name will show in the worship flow directly under the song title (including in MyWP and all printouts). If the “default arrangement” is selected, no arrangement name will show.
Merging Songs into Arrangement Families
If you have separate songs that need to be grouped as an arrangement family, we’ve added a way to merge songs on the Songs Library page. Simply click the checkboxes next to the songs you wish to merge, then go to the actions menu option and select “merge songs”. You’ll be given further instructions at that point.